Puccini for Beginners

Puccini for Beginners

Director: Maria Maggenti

Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Justin Kirk, Gretchen Mol

     
 

A woman who loves opera finds herself playing a romantic version of musical chairs in this independent comedy from writer and director Maria Maggenti. Allegra (Elizabeth Reaser) is a writer who has been involved with Samantha (Julianne Nicholson) for some time, butSee more details below

Overview

A woman who loves opera finds herself playing a romantic version of musical chairs in this independent comedy from writer and director Maria Maggenti. Allegra (Elizabeth Reaser) is a writer who has been involved with Samantha (Julianne Nicholson) for some time, but Allegra just isn't willing to make a commitment. Eventually, Samantha decides she's had enough, and she not only leaves Allegra, she jumps to the other side of the gender divide and starts dating a man. While Allegra is none too pleased with Samantha's actions, she unwittingly finds herself following suit when she meets Philip (Justin Kirk), a college professor, at a party. After a few cocktails, Allegra and Philip end up in bed, and while Allegra is content to leave it as a one-night stand, Philip has different ideas, and goes so far as to dump his girlfriend to pursue a relationship with Allegra, even though she's made it clear to him she's not at all serious about him. At the same time, Allegra strikes up a new romance with Grace (Gretchen Mol), but she doesn't know all that much about Grace's previous lovers -- who happen to include Philip. Puccini for Beginners was screened in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2007
UPC:
0712267270125
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Strand Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Colorized]
Time:
1:22:00
Sales rank:
84,920

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary track with director and editor; Original theatrical trailer; 5.1 track; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Reaser Allegra
Justin Kirk Philip
Gretchen Mol Grace
Jennifer Dundas Molly
Julianne Nicholson Samantha
Tina Benko Nell
Brian Letscher Jeff
Will Bozarth Jimmy
Kate Simses Vivian

Technical Credits
Maria Maggenti Director,Screenwriter
Jake Abraham Producer
Jim Black Musical Direction/Supervision
Terry Dame Score Composer
Stu Deutsch Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Graef Associate Producer,Editor
Solita M. Hanna Asst. Director
Valierie Nolan Set Decoration/Design
Jeffrey Roseman Executive Producer
Harvey Rothenberg Executive Producer
Mauricio Rubinstein Cinematographer
Aleta Shaffer Production Designer
John Sloss Executive Producer
Todd Thaler Casting
Steven Wilson Executive Producer
Gary Winick Producer
Eden Wurmfeld Producer
Antonia Xereas Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Puccini for Beginners
1. Two Things [7:41]
2. Phillip [8:10]
3. Grace [4:28]
4. No Coincidences [4:04]
5. Commitment [5:11]
6. Compicated and Unusual [8:12]
7. Something Sparkly [4:20]
8. Having It All [9:02]
9. Dinner [5:29]
10. Worlds Collide [5:21]
11. The Engagement Party [12:20]
12. Realization/End Credits [6:56]

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